Gwin teacher awarded Conservation Educator of the Year award
AWF President Charles V. Welden III, Horace Horn of PowerSouth Energy, Gov. Robert Bentley, and Matt Bowden of Alabama Power Company present the award to Traci Knight Ingleright.
Traci Knight Ingleright, an enrichment teacher at Gwin Elementary School, was recently awarded the Conservation Educator of the Year Award at the 2013 Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards banquet.
Gov. Robert Bentley provided opening remarks and assisted with the presentation of the awards at the event.
The AWF Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards (GCAA) are the most respected conservation honors in the state of Alabama. Over the past 30 years, the AWF has presented these awards to individuals and organizations that make great contributions to the conservation of Alabama’s wildlife and related natural resources.
During her career, Ingleright has served on the Alabama Environmental Literacy Plan Task Force and as a board member of the Environmental Education Association of Alabama and the Governor’s Task Force for Environmental Literacy in Alabama. She is a life member of the Alabama Wildlife Federation and a member of Ben Knight Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, named in honor of her father.
In 2008, Gwin achieved Certified Alabama Outdoor Classroom Status, and this year it received the Project Learning Tree Green School Award, the National Wildlife Federation Green Flag Award and the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Award. Gwin was the first school in the nation to receive all of these awards.